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Dr. Jeff Meldrum, Professor of Anatomy and Anthropology at Idaho State University, will examine the fundamental question, "Is there a biological species behind the legend of Sasquatch?"
Replica casts will be demonstrated (and sold) and sales and signing of Sasquatch: Legend Meets Science and the Sasquatch Field Guide.
Dr. Jeff Meldrum is a professor of anatomy & anthropology at Idaho State University, where he teaches human anatomy in the health-professions programs, and classes in biological evolution and primatology. His research in paleoprimatology and paleoanthropology has taken him from the skeletal cabinets of far-flung international museums, to the remote fossil beds of South America, Korea and Hawaii. He has published extensively on the evolutionary history of Neotropical primates and has described several new extinct species. More recently his attention has returned to the emergence of modern human walking; he edited and contributed to the influential book, From Biped to Strider: the Emergence of Modern Human Walking Running and Resource Transport (Kluwer/ Plenum, 2004).
His academic interests in the legendary sasquatch began when he literally crossed paths with a set of enigmatic 15-inch footprints in the mountains of southeastern Washington state. In his search for answers, he has conducted collaborative laboratory and field research throughout the Pacific Northwest, Rocky Mountains, China and Russia and has spoken about his experiences and findings in numerous interviews, television appearances, public and professional presentations. Dr. Jane Goodall said that his book, Sasquatch: Legend Meets Science (Forge: Tom Doherty Assocaiates, 2006), brings “a much-needed level of scientific analysis to the sasquatch – Bigfoot – debate.” He just published the Sasquatch Field Guide (Paradise Cay Publications, 2013), providing a how-to for identifying, collecting and preserving possible evidence for sasquatch discovered in the field. He edits the Relict Hominoid Inquiry an on-line scholarly refereed journal, engaging the evidence of potentially unrecognized primate species world-wide.